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Water Pressures in Central Asia

Europe and Central Asia Report N°233, 11 September 2014

Kyrgyz boys carry buckets to a well in the Ak-Ordo region on the outskirts of Bishkek on February 22, 2009.

Growing tensions in the Ferghana Valley are exacerbated by disputes over shared water resources. To address this, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan urgently need to step back from using water or energy as a coercive tool and focus on reaching a series of modest, bilateral agreements, pending comprehensive resolution of this serious problem.

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